Trane furnace installation should only be done by a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified service representative like Southwest Heating and Cooling. They’ve passed the rigorous tests and are Trane Comfort Specialists. Trane has stringent standards for their products and their installers. NATE is a coalition including the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
NATE installers have a complete knowledge of more than just HVAC repair and installation. They are like rocket scientists when compared to most other heating and air-conditioning technicians. Their training is superlative and they enjoy a 93% satisfaction rate in residential installations.
Trane furnace installation is indeed a specialty in the industry. Trane owns over 1,500 patents on their products, so there are no basic, interchangeable components like there are with other brands. Trane is the Rolls Royce of HVAC equipment, and the technicians approach your installation with a knowledge and thoughtfulness that is incomparable. This is the reason that the Statue of Liberty, the McCormick Place convention complex in Chicago, the World Trade Center in Beijing, and the Saint Louis Arch, among many others, all use Trane.
After you order your Trane system, whether it’s an indoor furnace & air handler, an outdoor air-conditioner or heat pump, or an all-in-one packaged unit, your installation will be scheduled. We suggest that you have your ductwork cleaned to prepare for your new system; this is an inexpensive but extremely useful maintenance that allows the your new Trane furnace to function at its best so your system will have a new, clean beginning. You might also consider putting in a Trane CleanEffects whole house air cleaning system in tandem with your new furnace or air-conditioner; CleanEffects removes an incredible 100 times more pollutants and allergens from your home than the basic 1 inch furnace filter. It can be installed at the same time as your Trane HVAC furnace.
Your new Trane system will have a high-efficiency ENERGYSTAR rating, a labeling program created by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Some important pre-Trane furnace installation steps that will assure the highest efficiency and the most energy savings are things that you can do:
- Make sure your windows are double-glazed, with two panes of glass separated by an air pocket. This will decrease heat transfer by as much as 50%.
- A humidifier will save energy in the winter months; your house won’t feel dry, and you will be more comfortable setting your thermostat at a lower temperature. If you have fireplaces, insure that your dampers are a tight fit and are always closed when not being used.
- If you have good quality single pane glass and you need storm windows, make sure that they are framed in wood or metal. You should also install storm doors on your entrances.
- Weather-strip and caulk each window and door; humid air from outdoors will ruin the efficiency of your HVAC system, creating up to 30% extra energy needs, so plug up every crack and opening, including outside faucets.
- What’s the most important pre-installation task? Insure your house is well insulated; your ceilings should be R-30 and your exterior walls and floors should be a minimum of R-11. If you live in a northern climate, you might even go a little higher.